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Philadelphia Union Midfielder Absent From USA Squad As Ireland Speculation Mounts

Philadelphia Union Midfielder Absent From USA Squad As Ireland Speculation Mounts
By Colman Stanley Updated
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USA soccer prospect 19-year-old Jack McGlynn has missed out on a place in the country's squad for its January camp. Given his stature in his home country and the fact that the squad is made up of entirely home-grown talent, his omission will come as a surprise to many in Stateside soccer circles.

However, the FAI have been in contact with McGlynn in recent months over the possibility of declaring for the Republic of Ireland, whom he qualifies for through his Dublin-born father.

McGlynn currently plays for Philadelphia Union, and helped guide them to the MLS Cup final last year. Interestingly, Ireland manager Stephen Kenny is currently in Philadelphia, at a coaching convention, and it wouldn't come as a surprise if he was to organise a meet up with the USA U20s international.

According to the Philadelphia Enquirer, there was 'some expectation' that McGlynn would be in the US squad announced this week.

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Herculez Gomez, a former US international and leading US soccer pundit, was one of many to note McGlynn's absence from the squad announcement.

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"These three starts, I feel like I've shown myself really well in just showing my qualities to both the coaches, my teammates, the fans. So, hopefully, that continues throughout the season," McGlynn said in a recent interview on his form for Philadelphia.

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"He's a great coach for all the young guys," McGlynn said of his coach Jim Curtin. "He gives us chances, no matter what the score is, he trusts us. He has his blind faith in us. So that's something as players, you can't take for granted and you have to earn the trust and then show the trust when you get on the field, that there's a reason he trusts you."

"I'm not in any rush to go over there. I want to prove myself here first, but it is a goal of mine that I want to do in my career at some point," McGlynn answered when asked about a potential move to Europe.

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